Red Meat and Disease

September 12, 2012

The benefits of eating vegetables are certain. The Risk of developing a disease with red meat intake is also certain.  Now comes a study showing that by merely cutting your intake of red meat by half, will also result in fewer cases of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

In this study done in Cambridge, by cutting your intake of a burger by 1/2 in terms of amount, you cut your risk of developing bowel cancer and diabetes by 12%…

In an earlier study also in BMJ… by consuming red meat less than 42 gm/day…equivalent to a size of a small burger…one is able to cut the risk of death by 9%!!!

The study merely emphasizes… be particular with amount… lean meat will continue to be an important source of protein.

Portion sizes of veggies, meat and carbohydrates with fruit in a plate should continue to be the mainstay of what is nutritious, healthy and fun in eating….

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4 Responses to “Red Meat and Disease”

  1. Marsh Camorista Says:

    Thanks Doc Gerry! I refrain from frequent eating of red meat. Talagsa pa sa 1x/month and my blood chemistry improved. Well, ang maintenance talagang parang pagkain na raw as per my Doctor. Is this true (need your 2nd opinion, please)? My frequent headaches, joints, tiredness also disappeared. Regards…

  2. Marciano Says:

    Hi Doc, sorry karon ra jud nako nakita ang reply. Sorry for my inappropriate tagalog word – “raw” means “daw”. Regards…

  3. simply hcg Says:

    Excellent article. I will be facing many of these
    issues as well..


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